The failure of a lock and dam affects more than the tugboat, towboat and barge industry. According to a news story from WTAE 4 in Pittsburgh, the crumbling infrastructure in the area affects everyone who depends upon water. Peter Stephaich, CEO of Campbell Transportation was intervewed for the story and provided reporter Paul Van Osdol with a vessel tour.
In the May issue of Marine News, Insights article, Jennifer Carpenter discusses AWO's 2016 priorities, which include the Jones Act, passage of Vessel Incidental Discharge reform legislation and Subchapter M.
The Lexington Institute's recently released report cites the Jones Act as cricial to securing the 95,000 miles of coastline and 25,000 miles of navigable waters in the United States. Read the full report here.
The American Maritime Partnership honored U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) with the 2016 Champion of Maritime Award for her long-standing support of the American Maritime industry in her work on the Senate Armed Services Committee and as a Ranking Member of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Energy. Read the full announcement here.